Associate Professor Victoria Eley

ATH - Associate Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Eley obtained her medical degree at The University of Tasmania in 1999 and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006 after being awarded the Cecil Gray prize for the final examination. She has worked as a Staff Specialist in anaesthesia at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital since 2007 and has been a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland since 2008. She has a clinical and research interest in obstetric anaesthesia, particularly in the evidence-based care of obese pregnant women. In 2017 she completed her PhD in the area of obstetric anaesthesia. Dr Eley is currently focused on expanding the growing research activity within the Department of Anaesthesia of Perioperative Care.

Research Interests

  • Obstetric anaesthesia
  • Maternal obesity
  • Quality assurance
  • Evidence based clinical practice


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


  • Lefrant, Jean-Yves, Pirracchio, Romain, Benhamou, Dan, Fischer, Marc-Olivier, Njeim, Rosanna, Allaouchiche, Bernard, Bastide, Sophie, Biais, Matthieu, Bouvet, Lionel, Brissaud, Olivier, Brull, Sorin J., Capdevila, Xavier, Clausen, Nicola, Cuvillon, Philippe, Dadure, Christophe, David, Jean-Stéphane, Du, Bin, Einav, Sharon, Eley, Victoria, Forget, Patrice, Fujii, Tomoko, Godier, Anne, Gopalan, Dean P., Hamada, Sophie, Hasanin, Ahmed, Joannes-boyau, Olivier, Kerever, Sébastien, Kipnis, Éric, Kolodzie, Kerstin ... Bouaziz, Hervé (2022). Peace, not war in Ukraine or anywhere else, please. Anaesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine, 41 (3) 101068, 101068. doi: 10.1016/j.accpm.2022.101068

  • Eley, Victoria A, Abeypala, Wally, Kelley, Andrea, Kumta, Nihal and Chin, Adrian (2022). Recognized and unrecognized dural punctures in 12,981 labor epidurals: an audit of management. Journal of Anesthesia, 36 (3), 399-404. doi: 10.1007/s00540-022-03062-7

  • McDermott, Laura, Pelecanos, Anita, Krepska, Amy, de Jersey, Susan, Sekar, Renuka, Mao, Derek, Lee, Geraldine, Blackie, Annika and Eley, Victoria (2022). Single‐centre survey of women reflecting on recent experiences and preferences of oral intake during labour. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13509

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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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